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By Genivieve Adabelle I was sitting at a cafe in downtown Olympia, listening to a plaid-wearing man in his forties play what I think was a fiddle, and talking to my mother, who had driven down from her Port Townsend home to see me. We had ordered coffee and were waiting for them to be brought to our table. I few days prior I had gotten off a plane; my head was still caught in a different time zone, and I was painfully new to this funny little city. Moving to Olympia was something of a whim—things I have a terrible habit of following—and the extent of my knowledge about it here was based almost entirely on a handful of stops made during drives from Seattle down Interstate 5 towards California made when I was small.  I knew Olympia was the capital city of Washington, that singer-songwriter Kimya Dawson lived here, and not much else. On that particular day at the downtown cafe, I was trying to assemble a better sense of things.  I w...